Iran's Raisi says "acts of chaos" unacceptable


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  • Friday, 23 Sep 2022

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran has freedom of expression, but the protests happening now are unacceptable "acts of chaos", Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said on Thursday, adding that he had ordered a probe into the death of a young woman that sparked bloody demonstrations.

"Rights issues must be considered all around the world with a single standard," Raisi told a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

"There is freedom of expression in Iran ... but acts of chaos are unacceptable."

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; writing by John Irish, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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